Surprise Little Flower on Sweet Potato Vines

It’s November and my Florida vegetable garden is a bit of a mess. I don’t do much with it, but I look at it every day out my bedroom window. And today, I noticed a lavender-pink flower that was out of place. The outside color is about the same as the eggplant flowers, but this…

Update on Growing Eggplants That Survive Year Round

This year-round gardening with vegetables still blows my mind, but I have a few plants that have been in my garden for over a year now. Yes, they go dormant (and even look dead) when the cold weather moves into Florida, but they come back and produce even better the second time around. Will they…

5 Free Pictures of Blue Hydrangeas

Because my blog is mainly about hydrangea plants and flowers, I thought I’d bring to attention some pictures of blue hydrangea flowers that are free to use as you please. Download any size on the Pixabay site  (click on the image to view the page at their site) and use on your blog, website, stationery,…

The Most Popular Item in My BlueHyd Store

Ever since I’ve shut down my main blog New England’s Narrow Road (due to busyness), I have been posting everything nature oriented here.  So I can get a bit off track from the theme of hydrangeas which is what this blog is about.  Sorry about that.  But hydrangea loving people tend to be gardeners as…

Organizing Pictures of Hydrangeas

With the busy gardening time of summer over I am not surprised that readers are scarce on my hydrangea blogs. My blog posts are pretty scarce too. I took a bunch of photos as my new hydrangeas grew and flowered over the summer and into fall, but they did not all get organized into the…

Watching This White Hydrangea Flower Turn Green

As you can see in my photos below, the hydrangea flower on the plant named “Blushing Bride” is going through a change to green as it ages. It started off white, then began showing cream or ivory colored petals mixed with the white.  Now it’s taking on a definite greenish appearance. However, if your soil…

The Blushing Bride is Taking Off!

I didn’t know what to expect from my newly planted hydrangeas this year, and I am pleasantly surprised! All types – Limelight, Endless Summer, Pinky Winky, Pee Gee and this gorgeous Blushing Bride, are flowering. The Blushing Bride shrub must really love the dirt it’s growing in, because it is taking off. The leaves are…

Blue Hydrangeas (Card) For Mom This Mother’s Day

I was shopping at the local farm stand, which had just opened the week before, and asked about hydrangeas. Yes, we get them in right before Mother’s Day, I was told. And yes, they were the hardy, plant outdoors, kind. I imagine they will be costly. Hydrangeas usually are expensive and hard to find too….

A Customer Favorite: Blue Moon

I want to say right off that the name “Blue Moon” is not the name of this particular hydrangea flower, so don’t run off trying to find the blue moon variety. It’s a name I gave the design line in my BlueHyd shop that uses this image. With a store full of hydrangeas, I had…